Here’s our Q&A with Matt Boulos, of the Teen Legal Helpline, our January 2013 Awesome Toronto winner!
1) Congratulations! What’s your project all about?
We run a service called Teen Legal Helpline (https://www.teenlegalhelpline.org). It’s a website where teens can ask their most pressing legal questions and get answers from experienced lawyers. We launched a week ago.
2) Legal help can be really complicated. Do you anticipate that some users of your site will require assistance beyond email and telephone conversations?
One of the hardest things about having a legal problem is that you don’t know what to do. That’s what we’re trying to solve for teens. As you correctly point out, some situations require more involvement than that. Our lawyers understand that referring teens to good help is as important as giving good initial advice.
3) How can people get in contact with you if they want to help out?
Shoot me a note at matt at teenlegalhelpline.org. I’d love to hear from you.